Skilled Trades Jobs are In Demand ...whatever your passion.

  • Apprenticeship programs provide a non-traditional pathway to a career in a skilled trade at minimal expense. 
  • You actually earn while you learn.
  • Apprentices perform real work on real construction projects – hands on work.
  • Avoid thousands of dollars in college loans, work and earn a paycheck during training.
  • Most apprenticeships in the construction trades range from 2 to 4 years.
  • Apprentices are paid on a graduated scale as their skill and experience increases.  

Pre-Apprenticeship Programs local to Connecticut:  Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.  

  • Westover Job Corps Center, offers six pre apprenticeships at no cost to low income youth (ages 16-24) in the following fields:  Building Construction Tech, Brick Masonry, Carpentry, Welding, Electrical and Plumbing.  
  • Grafton Job Corps Center offers Career Technical Training Programs in Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing.
  • Shriver Job Corps Center offers construction training programs in carpentry, cement masonry, and painting. 
  • Exeter Job Corps Center, Exeter, RI, offers training programs in manufacturing technology, welding, carpentry, and more. 
     

In the apprenticeship system, proficiency in skills earns "journeyperson status."  For the most part, the day-to-day training of an apprentice is conducted by a journeyperson who trains under guidelines set by the employer, and which conform to State and Federal standards.

The organizations* listed here have been approved by the State of Connecticut as apprenticeship sponsors. To view Connecticut Building Construction Trades Apprenticeship Programs, click here.  

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**Building Pathways Connecticut:   Building Pathways—CT is an Apprenticeship Readiness program designed to promote women and minorities into the Building Trades (introductory program).  For more information, click here.   

Approved union and CCIA and AGC/CT  member-based apprenticeship programs listed on this site